Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)
17 October 2022 – 7 November 2022
Entry requirements: 120 credits with 60 credits in computer science, including Introduction to Parallel Programming. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
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Application fee: SEK 900
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About the course
Most computer applications operate nowadays on concurrent platforms, e.g., multicore architectures, distributed databases, and geographically distributed servers. This means that all the algorithms and data structures that have along the years been designed for sequential programs must be extended to the concurrent setting. In this course, we study how this is done in the case of basic data structures such as sets, stacks, and queues. We will also study algorithms that manipulate such data structures such as insertion, deletion, and membership checking. Furthermore, we will reason about the correctness and efficiency of these algorithms.
Concrete topics: concurrent programs, concurrent data structures, sets, stacks, queues, sequential consistency, linearisability, coarse-grained synchronisation, fine-grained synchronisation, optimistic algorithms, lazy algorithms, lock-free algorithms, the ABA problem, atomic operations.